Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement

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Welcome to the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE)!

DPIE is the result of an initiative to streamline county government operations in the areas of permitting, business licensing, inspections and property code enforcement.​​

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Business Development Workshop

Tanya Hedgepeth and Nicole Reece, of DPIE's Business Development Section, held a workshop to introduce the business development program and show how the team can help entrepreneurs and business owners navigate the permitting and licensing process in Prince George's County. If you would like assistance when submitting your business permits, please write, or call Tanya at 301-636-2058 or Nicole 301-636-2035.


Coming Next Week:

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Great News for Food Trucks!

As of January 3, 2020, the elimination of the food truck hub license fee (per County Council CB-37-2019) goes into effect. Also, the yearly Fire Department inspection fee of $75 was reduced to $35. The license is administered by DPIE and may be renewed annually. There's never been a better time to launch a food truck business in Prince George's County!

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Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal

As we transition into colder weather, DPIE wants to remind Prince George’s County residents that owners, tenants and managers of residential and commercial properties with paved sidewalks adjacent to their properties are responsible for ensuring that the sidewalk area is cleared of snow and ice. Sidewalks must be cleared within forty-eight (48) after snow has fallen or ice has accumulated to a depth of at least 2 inches. Making sure that sidewalks are cleared of snow and ice is an important safety and accessibility consideration for pedestrians, especially those who have ambulatory disabilities, seniors and students who walk to school.

For more information on Prince George’s County’s Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal program, please visit DPIE’s Website.
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NOTICE:  County Preparation of Floodplain Studies Has Been Suspended

Effective December 1, 2019, Prince George’s County will no longer prepare 100-year floodplain studies using Department of Environment (DoE) staff. The County staff members who have prepared these studies are retiring. For this reason, the County will suspend this service. Preparation of these studies will resume after staff positions have been filled at some point in the future. Meanwhile, engineering firms will need to prepare the floodplain hydrology and hydraulic studies and delineations required for 100-year floodplain.

For questions, contact Salman Babar, Floodplain Engineer, DPIE Site/Road Plan Review Division, at 301-636-2063 or

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Adopted "2018 Water and Sewer Plan" Is Here!

The adopted "2018 Water and Sewer Plan" is available under Publications. For water and sewer plan questions, contact Shirley Branch, Water and Sewer Plan Coordinator, at


Prince George’s County Short-Term Rentals (STR)

The Prince George’s County (Maryland) Council adopted legislation to establish a Short-Term Rentals Program in the County. The program is administered by the County’s Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE).  As of October 1, 2019 Short-Term Rental Licenses are required in Prince Georges County.  For more information and step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the STR applications, please visit our Short-Term Rentals page.
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FREE ePlan Customer Training

Thursday, February 20, 2020
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
9400 Peppercorn Place
Conference Room 410
Largo, MD 20774

DPIE is offering monthly ePlan Customer Training to show how to complete online applications and upload plans for review in our ePlan system.

Seating is limited and offered on a first call, first-served basis. All those who wish to attend training in February need to reply no later than February 13th by clicking the activities link.  You may also send an e-mail that includes ALL three of the following contacts or call the phone number:

If you are not able to attend the training, please notify one of the above persons via e-mail or call the phone number no later than the third Tuesday of the month to be rescheduled.

Please Note:  If there are less than 5 people signed up for a training, the class will be cancelled; people who signed up to attend will be notified and moved to the following month’s class.

All customers scheduled to attend an ePlan Customer Training session must print out a copy of the "ePlan Applicant User Guide" to bring to the class.

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NOTICE: Change in Cell Tower Application Process

Effective August 1, 2019, Cell Tower Applications must be submitted online.
This does NOT include small cells at this time.


Building Permit Fee Multiplier Adjustment

Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement will change the building permit fee multiplier used for new building construction and additions.

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The new formula will be calculated by using the Building Valuation Data (BVD) issued by the International Code Council dated February 2019. The International Code Council updates the BVD table bi-annually; however, Prince George’s County will update the fee multiplier annually.

The BVD table provides the “average” construction costs per square foot, when calculating permit fees for new construction and additions within a jurisdiction. The 2015 International Building Code gives instructions concerning permit fee schedules in Section 109.2 and building permit valuations in Section 109.3.  Permit applications submitted prior to the effective date will be calculated by the appropriate BVD.

For additional information or questions regarding this Notice, please contact Mr. Bellur Ravishankar, Associate Director, Building Plan Review Division at 301-636-2070.

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NOTICE:  MHIC Procedure Changes

All applicants using Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) contractors are required to follow the procedures indicated below:

• Submit a letter on company letterhead from the MHIC licensed contractor indicating:  MHIC license number; date of letter; MHIC licensed contractor’s name and signature; and list of person(s) authorized to obtain permits with their license.  

• The identification of each contractor and their designee will be verified to ensure validity of license and authorization by the MHIC licensed contractor.

Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please call 301-636-2050.


Permitting and Licensing & Building Plan Review Division Application Intake Hours

Day Hours
Operational Intake
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Operational Intake
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential Walk-thru
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Commercial Walk-thru Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential/Commercial Walk-thru
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Divisional Office Hours

Division Day Hours
Site/Road Plan Review
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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